William David Medbery

26 October 1826–5 September 1905 (Age 78)
Nashville, Hanover, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of William David

When William David Medbery was born on 26 October 1826, in Nashville, Hanover, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, David Jackson Medberry, was 24 and his mother, Eliza H. Black, was 21. He married Dorliska Sprague in 1850, in Genesee, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Grand Meadow Township, Mower, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Dexter Township, Mower, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 5 September 1905, in Dexter, Mower, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Dexter, Mower, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

William David Medbery
Helen Benzie
Marriage: 28 September 1853
William Adelbert Medbery
Charles D Medbery
Alexander J Medbery
Nellie Jane Medbery
Nelson Leander Medbery
Harriet Louise Medbery
Dwight Wallace Medbery
Sarah Medbery

Spouse and Children

28 September 1853
Genesee, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States


    William Adelbert Medbery


    Charles D Medbery


    Alexander J Medbery


    Nellie Jane Medbery


    Nelson Leander Medbery


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Nelson J. Medberry


    Sally J. Medberry


    Harriet Medbury


    Leander Lewellyn Medberry


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 1

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 28

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Medbury, a habitational name from Medbury Farm in Bedfordshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Wm Medbury in household of Isaac Corbin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • W D Medbeary, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • W D Medbury, "Minnesota, State Census, 1885"

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